Burgundy Harvest Bike Tour

A Season for the Senses: from Truffle Hunting to Winemaking

6 days / 5 nights Level: 2Price From: $5,195Collection: Classic, Specialty

Tour Highlights

  • Cycle le Route des Grands Crus, lined with the most esteemed vineyards in Burgundy
  • Experience the thrill of the truffle hunt and taste Burgundy’s black diamond
  • Learn to make traditional gougères with a local chef
  • Participate in the grape harvest with hands-on work at a winery
  • Enjoy exclusive wine tastings and a Michelin-starred dinner

Eat

Coq au vin, boeuf bourguignon, escargot, Jambon Persillé, foie gras, andouillette sausage; cheeses like chevre, Époisses, bleu de Bresse, and Citeaux

Drink

Sparkling Crémant de Bourgogne, robust Pinot Noir Grand Cru wines from Aloxe-Corton and Montrachet, and smooth, well-aging Chardonnays from Puligny-Montrachet and Chassagne-Montrachet

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  • Day 1

    Tonsures and Truffles

    Your guides will greet you at the train station in Dijon and whisk you to the 12th-century Abbaye de la Bussière, the starting point for our immersion into Burgundy’s harvest landscape. We begin with a toast to the monks who cultivated winemaking in this region before our first slow, scenic spin into the Côte d’Or vineyards, flush with Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes. Arrive in Nuits-Saint-George, an essential wine-producing village, where we’ll set aside our bikes in favor of a Burgundian tradition: the truffle hunt. Meet Thierry and Elfe, his dog, who lead us in pursuit of the Burgundy black truffles hidden beneath the soil in the surrounding forests. This evening, gather for a glass of wine before dining in the heart of Gevrey-Chambertin. 

    Meals: Lunch / Dinner
    Destinations: La Bussière-sur-Ouche, Messanges, Vosne-Romanée, Vougeot, Morey-Saint-Denis
    Accomplished: 17 miles / 27 km, elevation gain: 450 meters
    Accommodations: Castel de Très Girard

  • Day 2

    Le Route des Grands Crus

    After a short morning ride through some of the world’s most prestigious vineyards, we come to Clos de Vougeot, birthplace of Burgundy’s Grand Crus, where we take a deep dive into the region’s rich viticulture history. Pedal on through the Hautes-Côtes de Nuits’ rolling hills, bright-yellow canola fields, and pastures of native Charolais cows. Descend into Gevrey-Chambertin to taste the town’s powerful red wines—said to be Napoleon’s favorite. An unforgettable lunch is prepared by our friend and winemaker Christine Drouhin, paired with her own exceptional wines. Then it’s time to roll up your sleeves and participate in the grape harvest before a well-earned rest at the hotel or an extra ride towards the Abbaye de Cîteaux, a famous cheese producer. Tonight we dine at one of our favorite local restaurants in Nuits-Saint-Georges.

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
    Destinations: Chamboeuf, Clémencey, Ternant, Gevrey-Chambertin, Morey-Saint-Denis
    Accomplished: 18 miles / 33 km, elevation gain: 413 meters
    Longer Option: 33 miles / 58 km, elevation gain: 550 meters
    Accommodations: Castel de Très Girard

  • Day 3

    Vineyards of the Côte de Nuits

    A typical French breakfast of fresh croissants will fuel our discovery of the Côte de Nuits vineyards. Ride on tranquil roads past the renowned Domaine de la Romanée-Conti and through Corton-Charlemagne, named for the French king who loved the area’s vineyards. Burgundy’s beautiful tiled roofs point the way to Savigny-les-Beaune, where we join Greg, another vigneron, at his home. Enjoy a never-ending Crémant tasting before we indulge in a tasty picnic lunch. Round out your day with an extra ride into the Côte de Beaune, bike to Beaune directly to pamper yourself in the hotel spa, or take time to explore the old city center. Tonight, your guides take you out in Beaune for a true Burgundian affair.

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
    Destinations: Chambolle-Musigny, Vosne-Romanée, Nuits-Saint-Georges, Aloxe-Corton, Savigny-lès-Beaune, Beaune
    Accomplished: 16 miles / 36 km, elevation gain: 254 meters
    Longer Option: 29 miles / 57 km, elevation gain: 501 meters
    Accommodations: Hotel Le Cep

  • Day 4

    Hautes-Côtes de Beaune Loop

    Today’s ride begins in Beaune and brings us into the picturesque villages of the Burgundian countryside: La Rochepot with its storybook château, the charming hamlet of Orches, and the medieval town of Nolay nestled between cliffs and vineyards. Back amid the Côte de Beaune’s famous white wine-producing domaines, we stop in a small cellar to see how the harvest is progressing before a meal at Auberge de Vieux Vigneron—a favorite of locals. Opt for a van transfer to Le Cep or ride back to Beaune by way of Puligny-Montrachet and Meursault. Tonight, take a stroll in the historic town, chat with locals, and choose one of Beaune’s many excellent restaurants for dinner on your own.

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch
    Destinations: Saint-Romain, Orches, La Rochepot, Saint-Aubin, Nolay, Santenay, Puligny-Montrachet, Meursault
    Accomplished: 19 miles / 31 km, elevation gain: 412 meters
    Longer Option: 30 miles / 50 km, elevation gain: 522 meters
    Accommodations: Hotel Le Cep

  • Day 5

    The Making of an Apéro

    The hotel’s 16th-century courtyard is the backdrop for breakfast this morning. Afterwards, walk through town to meet a local chef who will teach us how to make traditional, savory puff pastries called gougères. We’ll trade our aprons for jerseys and head off to meet our friend Tom at his lodge for the delicious, fresh picnic he has prepared. Full of Bourgogne’s best flavors, we’ll pedal through the Hautes-Côtes de Beaune to steal a final glimpse of the famous vineyards. Tonight, raise a glass to the great week behind us; our farewell dinner will be a Burgundian feast to remember in a Michelin-starred restaurant.

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
    Destinations: Beaune, Pommard, Meursault, Auxey-Duresses, Bessey-en-Chaume
    Accomplished: 24 miles / 38 km, elevation gain: 427 meters
    Longer Option: 32 miles / 51 km, elevation gain: 586 meters
    Accommodations: Hotel Le Cep

  • Day 6

    Au Revoir

    Eat your fill of French pastry during one last breakfast in Le Cep’s courtyard and finish the week with a final stroll in Beaune to see the Hôtel-Dieu, a free hospital built in 1443 by the chancellor of Burgundy and a famous example of 15th-century French architecture. Your guides will bid you farewell at the train station before you continue to your next destination.

    Meals: Breakfast

DuVine itineraries may be subject to slight route changes, hotel substitutions, and other modifications.



Arrival Details

Airport City: Paris, France Pick-Up Location: Dijon train station or a downtown hotel Pick-Up Time: 11:30 am
Departure Details

Airport City: Paris, France Drop-Off Location: Beaune train station Drop-Off Time: 12:00 pm

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Accommodations

  • Thoughtfully selected accommodations that reveal the true character of the region
  • Luggage transfers

Meals

  • Daily breakfasts, all lunches, nutritious snacks, and après velo cocktails
  • 4 gourmet dinners at our favorite local restaurants and renowned culinary establishments
  • Carefully selected local wine, beer, or spirits with every meal

Activities

  • Wine tastings and activities as outlined in the tour itinerary
  • Entrance fees to historic sites, museums, parks, and all other exclusive events
  • Gratuities for baggage, porters, and hotel service

Gear

  • Top-of-the-line bicycle selection and bike helmet
  • Complimentary DuVine gear, including a custom cycling jersey, DuVine t-shirt, water bottle, and drawstring bag
  • GPS in most destinations

Support

  • Expert bilingual guides with extensive local knowledge
  • Support vehicle that follows the day’s route, distributes refreshments, and offers lifts
  • Pick-up and drop-off before and after your tour from predetermined meeting points
  • Daily bike maintenance to ensure optimal performance
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